Definitions for: Presage


[n] a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"
[n] a foreboding about what is about to happen
[v] indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pre"sage, n. [F. pr['e]sage, L. praesagium, from
praesagire. See Presage, v. t. ]
1. Something which foreshows or portends a future event; a
prognostic; an omen; an augury. ``Joy and shout -- presage
of victory.'' --Milton.

2. Power to look the future, or the exercise of that power;
foreknowledge; presentiment.

If there be aught of presage in the mind. --Milton.

Syn: Prognostic; omen; token; sign; presentiment.


Pre*sage", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Presaged (-s[=a]jd");
p. pr. & vb. n. Presaging. ] [F. pr['e]sager, L.
praesagire: prae before + sagire to perceive acutely or
sharply. See Sagacious.]
1. To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to
foreknow.

2. To foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate.

My dreams presage some joyful news at hand. --Shak.


Pre*sage", v. i.
To form or utter a prediction; -- sometimes used with of.
--Dryden.

Synonyms: augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, omen, portend, portent, predict, prefigure, prognostic, prognosticate, prognostication

See Also: augury, auspice, bespeak, boding, death knell, foreboding, foreboding, foreshow, foretoken, indicate, point, preindication, premonition, presentiment, sign, signal, threaten

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